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ASDWA Participates in WateReuse Meeting

This week, ASDWA participated in a meeting hosted by WateReuse in partnership with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, American Water Works Association, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Water Reuse Federation, and the Water Research Foundation. The meeting brought together leaders in the water sector to develop a National Water Reuse Action Plan that will review EPA’s framework, consider a vision for the future of water reuse, and discuss priority actions that can be taken to accelerate water reuse as a key element of integrated water resource management. The Action Plan focuses on 6 areas of water reuse: Industrial Reuse, Environmental Restoration, Agriculture and Irrigation, Onsite Decentralized Non-Potable Reuse, Oil and Gas, and Potable Reuse.

This work will inform industry comments on EPA’s Draft Water Reuse Action Plan, which is currently available for public comment. Comments are due by July 1, 2019. After the public comment period, EPA will digest the comments that the Agency receives, revise the Action Plan as appropriate, and release the Action Plan at the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Diego in September. ASDWA provided early input to EPA in January 2019 and plans to submit an additional round of comments by July 1st.